Vikki Petraitis

Sisters in Crime@ Williamstown Literary Festival

Out of The Shadows: True Crime Comes of Age explores the rise and rise of true crime. How does the public’s interest in true stories affect their reading habits? Where will this brave new world lead us? Vikki Petraitis grills Claire Halliday, Helen Thomas and Liz Porter to find out. 3-4pm Saturday 15 June Chamber

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Williamstown Literary Festival – Vikki Petraitis workshop

CHOOSE YOUR OWN FELON – WORKSHOP In this workshop best-selling author Vikki Petraitis offers plenty of practical tips and exercises to get your crime writing ideas flowing. Activities and discussions will include: how to create a compelling detective, how to plot for maximum impact, where to set your story, and how to choose a crime that matters.

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Get a taste of the 2019 Williamstown Literary Festival – The ‘anti true-crime podcast’ with Claire Halliday

Claire Halliday, journalist and author, talks to Tara Mitchell, Sisters in Crime National Convenor, about her new podcast and upcoming True Crime Panel at the Williamstown Literary Festival, Saturday June 15.   You’re launching a new podcast later in 2019, which is connected to one of Australia’s most infamous unsolved crimes, the disappearance of the

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Brimbank Libraries -Writing workshops with author Vikki Petraitis Thursday 23 & 30 May

Writing workshops with author Vikki Petraitis Memoir Writing Learn how to write the stories of family members. Includes: • Plotting • Developing themes • Using writing techniques to help improve your written expression Keilor Community Hub: Thursday 23 May, 5:30-7:30pm 704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor VIC 3036 Book Here Novel Writing Suitable for both beginning writers

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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Crime Writing Workshop with Vikki Petraitis

Ever thought about writing a crime novel? Or perhaps writing a short crime story to enter into Sisters in Crime Australia’s Scarlet Stiletto competition or submit to the Geelong Writers Anthology? This 3 hour Crime Writing workshop with best-selling author Vikki Petraitis will give you plenty of tips on where to start, what to include, and how to engage your audience. Vikki is

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Word for Word Festival – Vikki Petraitis and Robin Bowles – Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Leading true crime writers Vikki Petraitis, Robin Bowles (Australia’s True Crime Queen), and Clan Destine Press founder Lindy Cameron make a case for their grimly challenging genre. Inspiration Space, Level Two, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre  Adult $22 Concession $18.50 Bookings:     

Digging out the truth about justice

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild, and Maryrose Cuskelly spoke to fellow true crime author Vikki Petraitis at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel on 19 October about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime. It was a very serious topic and the ensuing debate was both illuminating and profound. But, as

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True Crime: Digging out the truth

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she

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Dames versus Dicks Great Crime Writing Debate: Who does it better?

St Kilda Writers Week, 30 September – 7 October On trial is the wit of some of Australia’s finest crime writers. The Dames and The Dicks argue each other’s case for Who does it better?, the question that lies at the criminal heart of the battle of the sexes. The Prosecutor: Lindy Cameron The Dames: Vikki

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